Nuiqsut Air Quality Monitoring Program Annual Reports (1999-2021)

Since April 9, 1999 (prior to construction of the Alpine Central Processing Facility), CPAI has operated an ambient air quality and dispersion meteorology monitoring station in Nuiqsut, Alaska, which is located on the Alaskan North Slope. The Nuiqsut Ambient Air Quality and Meteorological Monitoring Program is comprised of one station located at the northern edge of Nuiqsut approximately 400 meters north-northwest of the community electrical generators. The Nuiqsut Monitoring Program is being conducted to document air quality in Nuiqsut and data may also be used to support various ambient air quality impact analyses conducted for oil field development in the Colville Delta region.

The monitoring program consists of an ambient air quality monitoring station and a meteorological monitoring tower directly mounted to the air quality monitoring structure. The program is designed and operated in accordance with applicable Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations and guidance documents. The Nuiqsut Ambient Air Quality and Meteorological Monitoring station is located at the northern edge of Nuiqsut approximately 400 meters north-northwest of the community electrical generators.

The specific project objectives of the Monitoring Program are to:

• Collect data to document Nuiqsut air quality and address community concerns related to regional oilfield development.

• Establish a monitoring system to measure, with known accuracy and precision, meteorological parameters at the project site from ground level up to 10 meters.

• Provide required and relevant optional meteorological data for American Meteorological Society/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulatory Model Improvement Committee Model (AERMOD) modeling system.

• Establish a monitoring system to measure, with known bias and precision, the ambient concentrations of the criteria air quality pollutants: ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter (PM) with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 microns or less (PM10), and particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) compliance status for the monitoring location.

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Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Primary Contact CPAI Environmental Studies Coordinator (n1798@conocophillips.com)
Primary Organization ConocoPhillips
Organization Types Industry and Consultants
Geo-keywords North Slope
Start Date 1999-04-01
Created February 18, 2019, 05:43 (AKST)
Last Updated March 31, 2022, 20:00 (AKDT)